Baylor University (2003)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Clinical Psychology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Clinical Psychology
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (2013), Pediatric Psychology

Research Interest

  • Dr. Hughes serves as the Head of the Risk and Resilience Network in the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (Director: Madhukar Trivedi, MD). Broadly, Dr. Hughes' research explores the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for building resilience, the prevention and treatment of youth depression, and addressing suicide in youth.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Preliminary Examination of the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in an Adolescent Clinical Sample.
Horton SE, Hughes JL, King JD, Kennard BD, Westers NJ, Mayes TL, Stewart SM J Abnorm Child Psychol 2015 Dec
The Validity of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in Adolescence: A Review.
Stewart SM, Eaddy M, Horton SE, Hughes J, Kennard B J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 2015 Apr 1-13
Enhanced Mental Health Interventions in the Emergency Department: Suicide and Suicide Attempt Prevention in the ED.
Hughes JL, Asarnow JR Clin Pediatr Emerg Med 2013 Mar 14 1 28-34
Suicide attempt risk in youths: utility of the Harkavy-Asnis suicide scale for monitoring risk levels.
Asarnow J, McArthur D, Hughes J, Barbery V, Berk M Suicide Life Threat Behav 2012 Dec 42 6 684-98
Modular psychotherapy improves problems in youth with anxiety, depression or conduct disorder more rapidly than standard psychotherapy.
Asarnow JR, Hughes JL Evid Based Ment Health 2012 Nov 15 4 88
Family intervention strategies for adolescent depression.
Hughes JL, Asarnow JR Pediatr Ann 2011 Jun 40 6 314-8
Effective components of TORDIA cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescent depression: preliminary findings.
Kennard BD, Clarke GN, Weersing VR, Asarnow JR, Shamseddeen W, Porta G, Berk M, Hughes JL, Spirito A, Emslie GJ, Keller MB, Wagner KD, Brent DA J Consult Clin Psychol 2009 Dec 77 6 1033-41


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Pediatric Mood Disorders. In The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders

Emslie, G.J., Mayes, T.M., Kennard, B.D., & Hughes, J.L. (2006). Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigator Award
    "Self Harm and Suicide Attempt Risk: Evaluation of an Intervention for Youths with Self Harm Behavior" (2012-2014)
  • Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co-recipient of Carmen Miller Michael Award
    UT Southwestern Psychology departmental award given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and service (2010)
  • Integrated Study Center in Mood Disorders Fellowship, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Recipient of UT Southwestern Graduate School Ida M. Green Award
    UT Southwestern Graduate School award given to female scientist for outstanding commitment to the well-being of fellow graduates, research excellence, and exceptional community service activities (2009)
  • Selected as Level 1 Participant, Summer Research Institute in Suicide Prevention, an NIMH-funded program at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas Psychological Association (2015)
  • American Association of Suicidology (2014)
  • American Psychological Association - Division 53 Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2012)
  • American Psychological Association (2006)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) (2006)